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MSNBC
Mar 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
be done. we have to keep just like the debt ceiling we have to make sure we pay our bills. people bought flood insurance policies, paid their premiums, we need to pay those off. >> i want to talk about flood insurance in a second. hold that thought. >> let's go back to what happened to speaker boehner. what we saw on display was the worst kind of politics and the kind of thing that turns people off to government in general and to congress. john boehner was not so much about the vote on the sandy relief package he was concerned about the vote on his leadership. he was more interested in acleader than leading on issue that's affecting thousands of people i represent. what's even more distressing is in this whole discussion not whether this bill was lauded up with pork and what pork means. what was really distressing is there is this narrative that says in order for us from vied relief to fran someone else has to suffer first. that's a very dangerous precedent. >> let me play this sound. this is in the wake of hurricane irene in 2011. whenever something like this happens we'll have s
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
not what we face the crisis in 2011 when the debt ceiling was looming. i was a wake-up call for both of us. we could not just assume that congress would avoid defaulting on our full faith and credit. the business community realized they should help congress what was at stake. we have an alignment of interests. i am not going to say we will always agree but despite tensions you may have heard of whoever anyone supported in the presidential race, the president has always had an open door. within the week after the president invited in a cross-section of business leaders and asked for help as we face the fiscal cliff and the sequester and debt ceiling. door anded the provided opportunities for us to work together. >> another issue area in which gay ande revolve involved -- th lesbian community. you have been an advocate of same-sex marriage for a longer time than the president. about yourl us conversations with him on that issue and how his thinking eve alt -- evolved? he did come around. >> i have been a supporter of same-sex marriage. i have a 27-year-old daughter. she cannot fig
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
have a bit of a breather before the next mini crisis hits. a fight over the debt ceiling is brewing again. that showdown season likely to hit until midsummer. there are even signs of reaching across the aisle. the president met with lawmakers of both major parties. no major breakthroughs though, but at least her talking. he's called on johnny isaacson to organize a dinner with senate republicans. this would be the second sit-down with gop senators in a matter of weeks. for just a moment here, for just a moment, it it appears washington may have stepped aside just enough to question out of the way of economic recovery. is it going to last? david moore is a writer for "the wall street journal." these are great friends of our show. steven, am i imagining it or is washington the impediment it's been to the american recovery? >> you're on to something here. i talked to businessmen and women all the time. recently they are saying we don't always like the policies out of washington, but right now there's a benign neglect going on. at least we don't feel like a lot of bad things are coming
CNBC
Apr 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
gotten some of those. we've put off a few more of them. the debt ceiling won't be an issue until much later this summer. certainly it's not a secretary quarter issue, certainly not a third quarter issue. there's a lot of data and information that's going to come through between now and then to see what the real impact is going to be. it will be nice if we can get to a point when market participants can look more towards a real economy rather than what's happening in washington. we're not quite there at that point yet. >> tony, we've seen a total failure of the attempt on both sides to reach any sort of grand bargain. we're sort of arguing over the more ancillary bit by bit stuff. how do you think obama is feeling at this point in terms of how strong his political capital is? and what about the republicans? it does seem there's a lot of talk about a splintering in a party and a lot of disagreement over a swath of issues. we've seen turn around owes a number of things, including immigration recently. how would you gauge the confidence level on both sides? >> on physical issues, not
PBS
Apr 5, 2013 1:00am PDT
have taken out i think the threat of a fiscal cliff of a debt ceiling crisis in the u.s. so the picture is relatively clean from the macroeconomic policy risks that we've been worrying about a lot for the last year. >> okay. interesting discussion. thank you so much, bruce and bob. bruce kazman of jpmorgan and bob doll of nuveen 8 management. >>> north korea showing no sign of backing down in its stand with south korea and the united states. today north korea moving a medium-range missile similar to the one you see here to its eastern coast, minus the music. the missile does not have the range to reach the united states, but it could hit the u.s. territory of guam as well as south korea. and even japan. >>> let's turn now to market focus. investors were buying up at best buy today. it was the biggest gain attorney s&p 500, thanks to a vote of confidence from samsung is. the two companies said samsung will open mini stores in 1400 best buy locations. best buy shares surged more than 16%, up 3.48 to $25 and change. quite a rebound. best buy shares have more than doubled year to date. >>>
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2013 9:00am PDT
ceiling increase. we all remember a couple years ago, this has been an ongoing issue, but the debt ceiling is going to expire in the summer, and i think you're going to see this budget talks begin now and advance until this deadline that's going to come in the summer when the nation's credit will be at risk again, and they're basically going to see if they can get some sort of grand bargain or smaller bargain to get us past the next deadline. the problem is and the president himself says we keep lurching from crisis to crisis. they would like to lay out a longer term program to reduce deficit and invest in the future but they haven't had a lot of success so far. >> guys, lots of movement on gun control this week. lauren, the president is heading now to connecticut on monday to push the senate to act on new gun control measures. do you think it's risky for him politically to keep pressing this if nothing greater than universal background checks can get passed? >> you know, i don't think it's risky for the president. universal background checks is his best hope. he's not going to get
FOX Business
Apr 5, 2013 10:00pm EDT
up the concern of the debt ceiling, something we have not thought about in a while. pushed back to may of this year, but really weekend will our way through. a ratings downgrade and the economy slowing, so if this budget is really a nonstarter, and it looks like it is back to the drawing board with no compromise in sight we could be facing another lateummer slowdown and the economy certainly does n mean that. lori: we have to go, but i am wondering if this is finally terminated that this proposal which continues to see from the white house whether they want revenue increases, we are seeing how it is such a crimp on economic growth. >> i certainly hope that is not the case. data it will be telling. the one ray of hope is consumer spending is holding up. retail sales. lorithe good old american consumer. always a pleasure. coming up, newly unsealed court documents shedding light on the run-up to the our shooting. "dobbs law" is on this case. and they're concerned that immigration concern is feeling a run for the border. ♪ lori: the stats shows significant increases in the arrests of
NBC
Apr 3, 2013 12:35am PDT
he asking congress to raise the debt ceiling, the next day he's asking them to lower the hoop. and it's just -- the guy can't win. [ light laughter ] either way, he can't win. this was sweet. yesterday at the white house easter egg roll, president obama comforted a 5- year-old boy who started crying. some critics are claiming the moment was staged, mainly because the kid was like -- [ sobbing ] i just don't understand why john boehner won't pass your budget. [ laughter ] it's going to be all right. say it louder. say it louder. it's going to be okay, little boy. [ cheers and applause ] you want your money, you got to perform. some big international news. after north korea announced that it will restart a nuclear reactor, u.s. navy is sending a warship closer to north korea. and if that doesn't get their attention, they're going to send a carnival cruise ship. [ laughter and ohs ] that's the real deal. that's -- frightening stuff that happens on those things, man. did you see this? the theme for last nights episode of "dancing with the stars" was actually prom night. which makes sen
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
the year. and we have sort of the best to come yet. because we have to decide on the debt ceiling and spending. and so this is where we need leadership which we were used to. i tend to be an optimist about the united states because gave up on vietnam. on the watergate crisis and we came charging back. i think we'll do it here. we but would be nice if we didn't have to go to the cliff each time to do it. >>well, you know, and again when you start talking about the kind of relationships and kind of leadership, you know, we still seem to have this atmosphere where people talk more at each other than trying to find some common ground some common goal in getting it con. you broach the goal of growth and jobs and that's the answer to all of this. you also talk a lot about temptation. we all, you know, sense that if the european situation got worse, and they're representing 23% of world gdp, you know, the effect that it's going to have on the united states, india, brazil is going to be real. and so with 40% of their exports coming in to the united states and so forth, you know, all of the su
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 7:00pm EDT
issues, interstate highways, social security, medicare, medicaid, all the things like debt ceilings and martial debt versus -- national debt versus annual deficit and that kind of thing. so when mr. mills was elected to congress, it was in a period when presidential power was at its peak because franklin roosevelt was president. but the peak of presidential power was when abraham lincoln was president. and i hope if you haven't had a chance to see the movie "lincoln" that you will, because i think i it's quite inspiring. after lincoln was assassinated, congress became very, very powerful. and woodrow wilson was a professor of political science at that time, and it was before he became president of princeton and governor of new jersey and then president. and he wrote a book called "congressional government." and and he called the committees and the committee chairmen lord proprietors. so ironically, when he became president and t.r. was president and fdr was president, it was the president that was so powerful. so he got to rewrite his book, i guess, in his head at least. mr. mills was e
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
threat of a government shutdown, do not have a threat over the next debt ceiling. so we don't have a countdown clock to -- when the government money would have run out, which is just a couple of days ago. but the president looked like he had to win at the end -- at the end of their last negotiation. so this memo does nothing to say about what they are going to do in the days ahead even though he says what happens in the days ahead are very important. >> josh and jon. josh first. what happens if you're a semi moderate, reasonably sensible party in that caucus? what happens? >> you switch parties. >> a good answer. yeah? >> look. it's tough. i think boehner is right to crow a little bit. they have prevented obama from getting more tax revenue but they have any' done much to broaden the appeal to the party and haven't gotten the entitlement reform and shrunk government the way they wanted to and i think still a challenge but they have converted the debt ceiling default that was a real possibility a couple of months ago. >> do you think we are playing stump the band? >> i just think to j
FOX News
Apr 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
because the debt ceiling crisis in 2011 and that is like a nuclear bomb, we're not going to default on our debt and shut the government down. what should be done, greta, talking about salaries is to tie salaries to doing something and that is have the government spending tied to the state of the economy. you know, traditionally we'd spend about 18, 20% of gdp in government spending. so have a figure like 18, 19% and if it goes above that, then congress's pay is docked and the president's pay is docked and since he has so many perks, perhaps fewer round on the golf course, but have real consequences, personal consequences where you don't hold up your responsibilities. we do it in every other sphere of life. >> it's interesting that we have to put this sort of of draconian real consequences, we want to, over their heads for one simple reason, because they don't do their jobs. and you think they would do it out of a sense of decency or morality when they promise the voters they'd do this. right now i'm practically the only one in washington. and over my shoulder is the capitol and totally emp
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 7:00pm PDT
locking horns with republicans over the issue of raising the debt ceiling, the amount of money the nation is legally allowed to borrow. ♪ oh yeah when it comes to raising the dead ceiling, the president is having a hard time getting it up. seems the gop ain't rubbing him the right way. especially with the country $16.4 trillion in debt. ♪ say we're still in debt but it's all right ♪ ♪ the united states really couldn't get any broker ♪ ♪ got to liquidate its assets just like al roker ♪ >> no other show. no other show can do that. and by the way, the way this works, the stuff i turn down, brian williams does. he is so easy, it's just -- he's the second call. he runs down. >> what jimmy did was brilliant. he had been this star on "saturday night live" and took all that expertise and just made his signature stronger. and in that late-night arena. and each person -- look at "saturday night live." each person becomes a star on that show by doing their own approach to what they think is funny. and it works because it comes from a sincere place. >> i want to show something el
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
politically about posturing for the end game now, which is the debt ceiling increase and the last possibility for our grand bargain. so i think, you know, local stories like this, and these will get much more attention. >> does this help obama, this stuff? >> i think it helps position him for an end game where we decide cutting aid to students and cutting chemotherapy to medicare patients is not the way we want to go out about getting our fiscal house -- >> here's this powerful picture we think of the sequester cuts. a father in indiana listening to a lottery of names drawn of families who would be cut from their local head start program due to budget cuts. "the associated press" shares this man was spared, rather, but upset about the others being eliminated. not everybody gets in, tom. your party can handle this politically? you're better off with this stuff? >> we are, but more important, aside from that, we're borrowing 40 cents to the dollar. it's unsustainable. there are no good options out there. whether raising taxes, cutting spending. there are no good options here. >> can
CNN
Mar 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
debt ceiling negotiations. >> save us, oh, god. for the waters are coming in upon us. we are weary from the struggle, tempted to throw in the towel. but quitting isn't an option. >> or as the nation peered over the fiscal cliff. >> may an imperfect compromise when viewed from the perspective of our differences not be undermined by our desire for political victory. >> you know, that prayer, for some reason, got audible amens and it's like, oh, i said something. i did something right. >> that struck a bell. >> and it turns out that even in an environment where compromise is rare and the atmosphere toxic, there are moments that look like divine intervention. >> i have been told that as a result of a prayer, chaplain, i'm going to change my vote. and may be a phrase or a statement that i had no intention to mean a particular thing, but i believe that i have supernatural help. >> has a senator ever changed your view on something? >> no. >> reverend black, who has a doctorate in psychology, does not confine his council to the spiritual. >> i do not put my brain in neutral. if a senator s
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
since only going back to last summer during that big debt ceiling debate. i think the white house believes this is something that they're prepared to really know to battle on. the president knows he's going to have to get democrats on the table and he's also going to have to get republicans on the table and that's part of his charm offensive. he is going to be having dinner with them. >> this is with senate republicans. house republicans no chance at all until there is some sort of deal. >> this is the first time in history that a president has done a budget after both the house and senate have done a budget. now trying to claim himself at this great guy who is going to bring people together. this is ridiculous. the president has already taken himself out -- >> they haven't passed a budget in washington for years. >> but we haven't had a real budget pass in a long time. fair enough. >> just get moving. >> we'll also hear from the white house on the just released job numbers. >>> plus, reached the final four. but, first, the white house soup of the day, roasted fall vegetable. noth
PBS
Apr 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
when we had, you know, some very serious problems from the debt ceiling, for example. you know, we didn't grapple with that issue at the very beginning in january, 2011. we waited until the 11th hour in august of 2011 to the final hour on the deadline. ultimately the country experienced the first downgrade in its history of its credit rating. that's going to cost according to the bipartisan policy center which i'm a senior fellow $20 billion over the next ten years. yet we knew the implications and ramifications of deavering, delaying, obfuscating that kind of action. then you look at no budget and i know the senate has finally passed a budget. obviously it has to be reconciled for the first time in four years we didn't address any of the major questions over the last two years. we just neglected, you know, the interest of the country. >> woodruff: what can be done about it? >> i think the american people have to demand change. what i've been saying in my speeches all over the country is that it's time for all of us to provide rewards for those who are willing to engage in bipartis
Current
Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
permanent. -- 80% of them permanent. if you were in d.c. would you have voted to raise the debt ceiling? >> that's a load question. >> john: it is. we're talking about the same thing here. >> i'll tell you what i actually appreciated was the notion of the balanced approach. and that means really looking at what's broken in our system. i think what disappoints me is why i would not have voted for what's been presented is none of them are real solutions. they're band-aids. they're piecemeal. what happens is when you make a decision that makes one part permanent, the other part is not permanent. then both sides are backed in the corners. that's where we are with sequestration. what you've done is you have no way for either side to get out of the mess that they put themselves into and so you have no decision or you come with another band-aid that simply kicks it down the road and you don't really get a solution. that's what frustrates not only local officials but it frustrates our citizens, too. >> john: exactly. that's the joy of the two-party system. mayor of mesa, arizona and vice president of the
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
expect to happen when the debt ceiling. let's talk about number four. i found this fascinating. robert portman reverses his decision. my son who is gay influenced me. sara, i want to start with you. rush limbaugh a moderate voice within the party says, we lost the fight. this is inevitable, let's move on. should republicans say, look, this is an issue of the past. we're for same-sex marriage. let's go forward? >> this is a great example of separation of church and state. the reality is more and more people recognize that they have family and friends who are gay. it's very hard to look at those people who you love and say, you know what, i don't think you should be able to get married. that's what happened to rob portman and that's what's happening across the country to people and the social movement is changing the politics of it. >> chris, i do want to bring this up. portman gets a lot of attention. in the last 76 hours, mark warner, these are there democal. say they are opposed to it and now for it. >> relative near term? >> i don't think it's political. can you make the, ament polit
CNN
Apr 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
atlantic that led to a debt ceiling debacle, a sequestration, and in europe a miserable state of affairs, seen most recently by cypress. i regret to say i still remain a glass half empty person. and even more so today because the biggest threat, the biggest worry that i can see at the moment is that i won't have ali velshi to pu right each week to open his eyes to the sensible views as he goes into whatever myopic he. s. >> i will miss you a great deal, but we'll work together again. otherwise i'll call you and speak to you for a minute. richard quest, my good friend, go well, my friend. >>> the s&p 500 is returning double digits already just four months into the year. should you lock in your gains? i'll talk with some of the best minds in investing about what you need to do with your money after the break. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
. now it is a case of boehner over and over and again beginning in the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations and continuing on until now, where he rejects 9 budget before any real negotiations again, he keeps saving liberals from president obama's desire to reach a bipartisan budget deal that would, in fact, cut medicare and social security. in that way they have kind of been united. >> we end up getting nothing because the republicans say no to anything the president puts forward. if the republicans are willing to say yes, liberals would be really mad because what the president is willing it say yes to is stuff that would actually be way more either austere or difficult for populations for people with social security than liberals are willing to see happen, right? >> there is a bit of that. the white house's argument would go this way, they would say, what they want to do is replace the sequester. which the big problem with it is it frontloads all these cuts instead of having them grow over the next ten years, they happen as much this year as next year, as much next year as the year after a
CNBC
Apr 3, 2013 11:00pm EDT
debt ceiling and possible government shutdown. the stock plunged from 115 to 69. 115 to 69. it was a horrendous no-parachute decline and you missed it! but caterpillar almost immediately recovered, 69 to 117. what a move. sure you had to take some pain if you tried the cold bottom. it went down far more than anyone thought it could. and you had ample earnings risk, like you do now. but what a game you could have had. almost 70% in less than six months. do you honestly believe you have a chance to get anything even remotely like that gain from conagra? hey, i think it's reasonable to expect you might get a 7% return from conagra during that period, including dividends. at these exalted levels, not much more. so why not just -- why not say, listen, sell cag, buy cat? first, we're just beginning the downgrade estimate cuts for caterpillar. other analysts tomorrow will be slicing and dicing. you have to expect that cat is going to get a real slap chop in the next few days. you know what i mean? maybe right into earnings period. second, the fear trade is still driving money into conagra.
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
whatever manufactured crisis was going on in washington at the time, whether it's debt ceiling or sequester. whatever was happening, it's a presidential election. he's going to campaign. and then when he would go out and campaign on different eaches whe legislation, mitch mcconnell will come out and say that he's out campaigning and he should come back and lead. they don't like when he gets out in the court at all but it shouldn't be a kind of radical statement to say that, yes, it would be easier for him to govern if democrats controlled congress and the only way he's going to get to put into place the final legacy is if democrats control congress in the last two years. >> angela, we're seeing that he's scheduled more events than he did midterm in his first term in 2009 and 2010. does that indicate that he thinks he can win back the house with the democrats and do you think that he can win the house with the democrats? >> there's no question about it. the president has been deliberate about who he endorses. they are for sure winners. the fact that he's saying, there are 17 seats
MSNBC
Apr 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. refused to raise the debt ceiling twice, in 2011 and 2013. refused deal on automatic budget cuts. tried to block key cabinet apoin toes. held up appointment of 47 judicial nominees. i mean, id be in hardball time if i kept talking about what they blocked. none of that was done with bush if it was something good for the country even though a lot of us were adamantly opposed to bush. people like ted kennedy said we have to work for the good of the american public. >> right. even if you drop the rhetoric about what's good for the american people, they know, republicans know, that this president, just take health care reform which they adamantly opposed. this president was giving them their party proposal back on a plate. that's not rhetoric. this was a republican plan for health care reform. when you talk about entitlement reforms, when they talk about entitlement reforms, this president has put them on the table. they should take a good offer when they see it. that's what's per plplexing abo the republican strategy. it's all short term. not saying what can we get out of this presid
FOX News
Apr 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
was in the 1990s with the government shutdown and with the debt ceiling. if anything bad happened, even if it was unrelated, let's say the reduction in our credit rating. the republicans got the blame. obama assumed it would happen with the sequester so he went after all the stuff that would be really appalling like denying iowa tots a visit in the white house and opening the border and it turned out look they are spending $3.5 trillion a year and you can't have a tour of the white house and you have to end up laying off the border security people? it's absurd. so the blame was headed the administration's way and thus the pots of gold all of a sudden have been discovered in every agency in government. it's easter miracle. >> bret: today, steve, jay carney said other things can be done, changes. the furloughs can be changed. mean meanwhile, you know, just weeks ago there was no flexibility. none. >> this is the story. this is now the story of the sequester is you had the administration complaining they didn't have flexibility when they were offered flexibility rejecting that flexib
CNBC
Apr 1, 2013 6:00am EDT
want the dollar in spending cuts for every dollar increase in the debt ceiling to a trillion dollars. how are democrats going to fight that if we cut 58 billion in a year and see in impact from it? i think this limited impact means we have a more scary debt ceiling strike than a lot of people thought we were going to have. >> i agree with you. but what i'm worried about is not that the white house thought it would be a huge impact, but we had a number of economists who suggested it might not hit the market immediately, but when it comes to numbers over the next two and three months, we might finally see it. have we decided we're not going to see that, either? >> yo. i don't think we've decided that. i think we'll get some furlough notices this friday from the pentagon. you might see more headlines creeping in that maybe this is having some more impact. in terms of a knock on gdp growth or any of those things, it's too early to say whether we've taken that 1% off. it does show up in consumer confidence numbers, in some of the sentiment numbers. they've been weaker than they mi
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
have sort of the best to come yet. because we have to decide on the debt ceiling and spending. and so this is where we need leadership which we were used to. i tend to be an optimist about the united states because gave up on vietnam. on the watergate crisis and we came charging back. i think we'll do it here. we but would be nice if we didn't have to go to the cliff each time to do it. >>well, you know, and again when you start talking about the kind of relationships and kind of leadership, you know, we still seem to have this atmosphere where people talk more at each other than trying to find some common ground some common goal in getting it con. you broach the goal of growth and jobs and that's the answer to all of this. you also talk a lot about temptation. we all, you know, sense that if the european situation got worse, and they're representing 23% of world gdp, you know, the effect that it's going to have on the united states, india, brazil is going to be real. and so with 40% of their exports coming in to the united states and so forth, you know, all of the sudden, you know, w
SFGTV2
Apr 1, 2013 8:00pm PDT
interesting we run back into the ceiling debt much later and that rolls up into the fiscal cliff 2.0 in how the government tempts to deal with it. so you may ask yourself we have a portion of the tax increases went through and who knows exactly what congress is going to but it's probably a pretty good guess that we get to the very last minute right before the march 1st effective gate date for the spending cuts and then we get some other short-term extension to add to this made for tv drama that they seem so fond of lately and you wonder where does it get us long term and how are we able to close the gap here the congressional budget office has looked at what they consider to be the most likely outcome of the ongoing negotiations which, is a marshal implementation of these spending cuts and what you see here are two lines. the top line is out lace as a percentage of gdp or government spending as a percentage of gdp and starting today and going out through the end of 2022 and this is a forecast for the next nine years and going below that is rather a new as a% of gdp and what you take way
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2013 9:00am EDT
crisis back in the summer of 2011 when the debt ceiling was looming and i think that was kind of a wake-up call for both of us. we realized we couldn't just assume congress was going to avoid for the first time ever defaulting on our full faith and credit. the business community realized they better get involved and help congress understand what was at stake. we had realignment of interests there. so i'm not to say going forward we're going to always agree but i will say despite any tensions you may have heard over, despite who anyone supported in a presidential race, the president and his administration have always had an open door. we've always been willing to engage with the business community. within the week after the election when, as you said many were not supportive the president invited in a broad cross-section of business leaders. i need your help as we face this fiscal cliff and sequester and the debt ceiling. so i think that open door, ultimately, provides us those opportunities to work together where we can. >> so another, issue area are with you know you were involved
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
debt ceiling, bumping up against its limit in a couple of months? exactly. i'm not sure they are going to jump at this. you know, the debt ceiling question gets all mixed in with this, i think. so we go up, i don't know if it's going to be another brink like the brinks we have had, but i think it all becomes part of this larger negotiation. i'm not tremendously optimistic a grand bargain but an interesting approach by the president and maybe it will find some resonance. we can hope they start talking to each other in some way. >> sam stein? >> i'm curious to see what the republican reaction to this budget will be. they are asking for this thing and criticizing the white house and now put it out there and say it doesn't go far enough because clearly have said it will state the middle ground. i've talked to an official administration off set and they say congress will be upset about their tactic here and know they have done this before by not staking out the progressive wing and negotiating to the middle they will get criticized and made it clear they are not signing off on any proposal
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 6:00am PDT
all be wrong and what he is doing with the republicans will bear fruit before the summer and the debt ceiling. bill: monica, give you the last word here, in 15 seconds what scares you the most? >> i agree, bipartisanship is old school thought according to this president. he never reached out to republicans. he never worked with them. give you a quick example in last couple months on the sequester. republicans said okay, let's work with the president on this because these cuts are arbitrary and across the board. let's make an approach that will work for all of us that are more rational, thoughtful cuts. so the republican house passed not one but two bills to carry out the cuts in a more responsible way. bill: nancy pelosi just this week said -- >> they wouldn't take it up. bill: endless courtesy. a bunch of people who do not share that commitment to civility? >> that is all projection, bill. called projection. >> republicans doesn't have again today of their own. until they have that they are mo mortal peril. >> i disagree, doug. it is paul ryan budget. >> that will defeat them, monica
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
country. we needed help. what was the choice? mitt romney? had that debt ceiling deal in 2007 -- from the program is heritage foundation. they were hiding in the white house. they did not want to talk to us. my mother is fine right now. i might be next. host: you have been motivated call our program this morning. caller: do you know who could have been in office? minorities and women. i sat for hours in the hot sun and looking for the opportunity to vote for this man. i called my senators and congressmen. i do not know what is wrong with this man. host: that is, in ohio. we will get some perspectives and opinions from other callers. social programs are facing a cutback in obama's budget. steven from virginia beach, an independent, what do you think? caller: i think everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room. they are cutting programs like social security and stuff. what they need to look at is the amount we're spending on our military. it is over half the budget. your children did not have health care or education, would you be spending half your paycheck on guns and weapons to bomb th
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